Aina S. Erice is a writer and biologist with an overabundance of curiosity and a passion for well-researched storytelling. Her current obsession is the cultural connections between plants and people (OK, chai tea, too). She lives in the Mediterranean, writes in several languages, and is the author of two published books.
Alecia Wood is an Aussie journalist based in Turin, Italy, writing about food, sustainability and travel. Her work’s been published in the likes of The Sydney Morning Herald, SBS Food and Broadsheet Sydney, and she especially likes writing about food producers, honey and bees, foraging and wild edibles, and Italy.
Alex Reznick is a Sydney based photographer and retoucher. He has assisted and retouched for some of Australia’s top fashion and advertising photographers. When he’s not on set, he can be found roaming through the aisles at his local hardware store, making furniture or planting veggies in his rooftop garden. VISIT ALEX’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK
Amber is a Sydney-based writer and communications specialist. She has worked with some of the best interior and landscape designers in the business. Her love of gardens emerged at an early age, and it is possible that she prefers plants to people – though this is yet to be confirmed. She does not like gerberas. VISIT AMBER’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK
Belinda is an artist, designer, and maker based in Melbourne. Obsessed with the beauty and imperfection of the natural world, Belinda spends plenty of time with her eyes pointed downwards and her pockets full of treasures from the earth. She attempts to capture the imperfect beauty of nature in the form of wood, clay, textiles and photography. VISIT BELINDA’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM
From her home in rural West Australia, Bo travels the country scouting out Australia’s best and brightest creatives to profile on her blog, Design Satellite. She also shoots for mags like Houses, Dumbo Feather, Art Collector, Sturgeon, and NGV’s Gallery Magazine, as well as the Art Gallery of Western Australia. VISIT BO’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM
Brooke is a photographer based in Melbourne. Her work captures the beauty of nature, while exploring the relationship between people and their surroundings. Whilst Brooke’s work is varied in subject matter, it is united by colour, a crisp aesthetic, and her love for the medium. VISIT BROOKE’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM
Byron Smith is the director of Urban Growers, an urban farming business focused on designing, creating, and maintaining edible gardens. Byron believes in increasing biodiversity, creating local food systems and allowing people to take back some level of food control over what they eat.
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Claire is an Australian garden photographer who shoots internationally for magazines and books. Her work features regularly in Gardens Illustrated, US Garden Design, Country Style, and House & Garden. She won the inaugural International Garden Photographer of the Year competition in 2008. VISIT CLAIRE’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM
Daisy Beattie is a poet from Sydney. Her interests lie in native plants, wet photography, sewing, embroidery, baking, singing and playing her mountain dulcimer. Most of all, she loves being alone in the bush and idling in caves that look out onto gum trees and flannel flowers.
Daniel is a Sydney based photographer. He crafts the maths and design of photography into emotive elements, telling stories about the worlds within this world. His thirst for studying how light transforms objects and people will continue for as long as he can hold a camera. VISIT DANIEL’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK
David Godshall is a landscape architect and co-founder of Terremoto, an adventurous landscape office working in both L.A. and San Francisco. David takes inspiration in the beautiful anarchy of horticulture, enjoys looking out the window while he drives, and takes great delight in the application of form to the world via materials and botany.
Emily Sia Lian Wong is a graduate landscape architect, designer and writer. Her interests lie in cross-disciplinary design, contemporary landscape theory, speculative futurism and architectural fictions. She is particularly drawn to the minimalism of Nordic landscape architecture, the wilderness of the terrain vague and the ominous, toxic beauty of mining sites.
Emma is a freelance writer from western NSW. She began her editorial career at Rural Press where she covered all the usual suspects: news, sport and weather. From there she moved to Universal Magazines before returning to Dubbo, where she lives with a ginger cat and an excitable staffy. She likes to write about food, family and place.
Emma is a Melbourne based photographer. Working in commercial and editorial realms over the last decade, it’s in her personal projects where her fascination with nature has been a constant. She photographs the majority of her personal work on film and enjoys exploring traditional processes. WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM
Erika Raxworthy is a Jill of all creative trades who spends her days between styling, photography and graphic design, amongst other odd jobs. Her blog is where she lets her inner crafter and baker run free, sharing the bits of life that bring her the most joy. VISIT ERIKA’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER
Eve Wilson loves finding and capturing the perfect composition and light in every shoot. A Melbourne based editorial photographer, she thrives on working with like-minded creative people to tell a story and capture the passion flowing from their house, garden, food or craft. VISIT EVE’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM
You might know Fabian Capomolla as the Hungry Gardener. His passion is food and gardens, and in particular, where the two meet. He hasn’t got qualifications as a plant nerd, and is useless with Latin botanical names, however he does love plants, and more so, plants you can eat.
Jessica Johnson and Jorja Boon-Kriesel are Gal Dente, an adventurous foodie duo from Sydney. Together they explore and create innovative food concepts through art direction, styling and recipe writing, endeavouring to bring humour, conversation and intrigue to their subject. VISIT GAL DENTE’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM
Hannah Morgan is a fine art photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Her work is inspired by the Australian landscape as well as her love of flowers. She is currently completing a two-year program of study at the Commercial Arts Training College. VIEW HANNAH’S WEBSITE & INSTAGRAM
Jessica Bineth is a storyteller working across radio, TV and online. She’s always had a thing for nature and for a short while became a florist, only to realise that she was better suited to writing about flowers rather than wrangling them into vases. VIEW JESSICA’s INSTAGRAM & TWITTER
Justina Edwards is a content producer with a background in film and television. A true nature lover, she sees magic in the way plants heal, inspire, teach and bring people together. Justina has a particular interest in the way humans interact with the natural world, something she explores through her storytelling. VIEW JUSTINA’S WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM
Karina Sharpe is a Queensland based conceptual artist, specialising in conceptual imagery and product photography. With a background in both industrial design and mechanical engineering, Karina spent much of the last decade operating in the world of product design. More recently, images and ideas have been demanding her full attention. VIEW KARINA’S WEBSITE, INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK
Kenny is a Danish photographer based in Mexico with a focus on portrait, wedding and travel. He photographed Crow Prince Frederik’s visit to Mexico in 2013 and in 2015 Kenny will exhibit his very best travel images in Mexico City’s famous Casa Lamm gallery. VIEW KENNY’S WEBSITE & FACEBOOK
Lisa Marie Corso is Melbourne-based writer and editor. By day she is Managing Editor of The Design Files and writes her blog I Won’t Apologise by night. At all times she thanks her parents for naming her after Elvis’ spawn and not an avant-garde fruit, endangered species or aircraft.
Lucy Kaldor has been a plant hunter since the age of about 6 months when she devised an urgent sort of grunting noise to signal that her mother ought to pick a red bottlebrush flower from every tree they passed, thanks very much. Her History honours thesis was about gum trees.
Lucy is a designer who doesn’t know a lot about plants, but gee, she likes them. She likes drawing and photographing them too, which makes contributing to The Planthunter a bit of a dream. Lucy enjoys illustrating ridiculous puns and generally making fun of life under the alias Loose Cannon. VIEW LUCY’S WEBSITE, INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK
Michael McCoy is a botanist, garden designer, writer, photographer and garden tour-leader. Despite thirty years of experience both designing and hands-on gardening, he’s still got more questions than answers in his quest to identify exactly what buttons are being pressed in any experience of gardens. VIEW MICHAEL’S WEBSITE & FACEBOOK
Milena Dambelli is an aspiring journalist, a keen writer and a travel enthusiast. After recently graduating from Charles Sturt University (2014), she is taking the time to explore the world, it’s incredible natural wonders, people and the stories they are all bursting to tell.
With his background in construction, Myles combines his extensive building knowledge with his creative design skills as partner in Eckersley Garden Architecture. Inspired by nature and a lover of the outdoors, if Myles is not designing a garden or onsite, you can find him falling off his board on a 1m wave. VIEW MYLES’ WEBSITE, INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK
Natalie McComas is a freelance photographer based on the Gold Coast, who works with national and international clients and publications. She loves nothing more than being immersed in nature and learning about what makes other people tick. VIEW NAT’S WEBSITE, INSTAGRAM & PINTEREST
Nicola Heath is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Broadsheet Sydney, Global Coffee Review, Crikey and Clash. Her other media roles include Lifestyle Producer at Yahoo7, and a brief but memorable stint at London’s prestigious Barbican Centre. She lives in Sydney with her partner and their two small children.
Melbourne-based, award winning photographer Nicole Reed focuses on capturing urban environments, and people. Shooting derelict environments across the globe, including Indonesia, Japan, USA and Australia, Nicole’s images illustrate a range of emotions – a sense of mourning and celebration for what these places once were. VIEW NICOLE’S WEBSITE & INSTAGRAM
Peter Whyte is an award winning commercial and fine art photographer based in Hobart. Since the 1980s Peter has been photographing the best of Tasmania, with international assignments in Italy, New Zealand and the Republic of Kiribati. A keen fly-fisher, bush-walker, home-cook and gardener, he harbors a fascination for dying botanical things. VIEW PETER’S WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & FLICKR
Samantha is a writer who studied agriculture before moving on to a journalism degree. She indulged her love of wide open spaces working at Country Style magazine for several years before freelancing. Sam can often be found Googling orangeries and collecting pine cones along the side of the road. VIEW SAM’S TWITTER & PINTEREST
Sarah is an urban planner and artist from Melbourne, currently living in Seattle. She created drawntocities and has contributed to diverse projects addressing future needs for housing, transportation, community facilities, employment and green spaces. She is passionate about the design of sustainable and inviting spaces. VIEW SARAH’S WEBSITE, INSTAGRAM & TWITTER